‘Reasonable Doubt’: What people are saying about the new Boushie/Stanley ‘documentary play’

‘It’s kind of stirring up all the emotions a little,’ said one Indigenous audience member Dory Harder followed the Gerald Stanley trial two years ago. But maybe not well enough, she said last night. She’d just taken in both acts of Reasonable Doubt. 

“There were some parts that were still very new to me,” Harder said.

The new “documentary play,” which has its grand opening at Saskatoon’s Persephone Theatre Friday night, uses the 2018 murder trial to tackle the sensitive topic of Saskatchewan race relations.

Colten Boushie, 22, was shot and killed after he and four others from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation drove onto Stanley’s farm in August 2016. An altercation occurred between the people in the SUV and Stanley, his son and his wife.

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